Jelly Roll Project

I bought this jelly roll from Tuesday Morning a long time ago. I finally opened it. It turns out, there are 8 strips each of five different prints.

I thought I might use them with this yellow I just picked up, but it isn’t quite working for me.

I might have to go with classic blue and white for this one.

Have a great day!

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Scrappy Strips Top

I haven’t forgotten these.

I have almost no repro yardage in my AZ sewing room, but decided this solid cheddar was perfect.

I love it!

Now to think about how I want to quilt this.

Have a great day!

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He is Risen!

The above photos are detail shots of this quilt, made by hubby’s grandmother, Mary Magdalena Swartzendruber.

Happy Easter!

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Deal Alert!

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Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Saturday ~ Enjoying the View

I’m still working away on this hand quilting.

There are so many great fabrics in this!

I wish I had bolts of these!

I don’t think I’ve seen any repeats yet.

There are lots of make do patches.

Have a great day!

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Improv UFO Finish

I left these pieces on the wall to think about for a while.

I was putting away scraps and this cheddar caught my eye.

Hmmmm….maybe add some red or green?

I don’t have any black thread here at the moment. The black fabrics don’t match. I’m calling that a design decision. It was designed to prevent a trip to the fabric store.

Ta daaaa!

That was fun! Now, if anyone has s great name for this, let me know. Have a great day!

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Don’t laugh! I haven’t turned into a gardener. But I have to share the beautiful work hubby has done, with a wee bit of help from me.

This planter in front of our house was put in by the first homeowner and it was supposed to be a fountain, but the HOA nixed that idea. So it became a planter. That big prickly pear was shriveled and dying when we arrived. But look at it now! It’s even getting new pads! I did a lot of trimming on this.

This oleander wasn’t much better. The drought last summer took its toll. But it is lovely now after a severe trim and some water.

I love lavender and this variety is gorgeous.

This is a Pygmy Palm.

I can’t remember what this is called. Something needles. It is very cool looking!

Moroccan Mound.


I think that gardenia up front might go back to Michigan with us.

Look at those tomatoes! This plant is going back too. Every year the hubs and Daughter #1 have a contest to see who gets the first ripe tomato. I think he’s got it in the bag this year.

These tiny things are mandarins! I have no idea when they will be ripe. Daughter #2 is staying at our house while we are gone and will keep an eye on it.

Have a great day!

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Scrappy Strips

I’ve sewn together all the little strips that I had and trimmed my pieces to the nearest quarter inch. Here they are, widest to narrowest.

I started hunting for inspiration and found a quilt by Mary Elizabeth Kinch in her book, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. Based on that, I took my strips and made blocks.

My blocks are cut 9 1/2 inches, because I had a square ruler that size.

I had some leftover bits which I made into one long strip, 2 1/2 inches wide.

I’ve got an idea for that now too.

Stay tuned.

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Pouch Potential

I had these scraps on the table after trimming my improv curve blocks and decided to do something with them.

I ended up with this little piece.

I machine quilted it on my Bernina 1030.

I think this would make a great zippered pouch, but I don’t have any zippers here. I guess this is another project on hold. Oh, well.

Hold the presses!

I have procured a zipper for the princely sum of twenty-five cents! Thus my creation is finished.

And the inside. No lining.

I have no earthly idea what to use this for, but it is done.

Have a great day!

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March/April Goals

Time to look at those goals again!

1. Get back to hand quilting my vintage triangle top. Done! Well, the quilting isn’t done, but I’m working on it again!

2. Finish the Lotta Triangles top. Done!

3. Make another small quilt top, kitted up out of shirt scraps. Not done. But it is started and will travel back to Michigan with me.

4. Spend as much time as possible with my kids and get ready to head back east. Sort of done? Really, is there ever enough time with your kids?

What else did I do?

I made this little HST quilt.

And this little Amish Improv piece.

I added all the white squares to the rectangles in this bin.

I finished this improv piece.

And for April?

I plan to do lots of quilting and probably not much piecing! It will be a very busy month. We will be heading back to Michigan which means getting to see our little boys there. I’ll also be heading to Wisconsin to see my mom.

Have a great day!

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